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Vocational Education Teachers, Middle School

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CompGeo Occupation Group: Education
Job Family: Instructor, K-12
Benchmark Title: Vocational Education Teachers, Middle School
 
Summary Job Description Tasks
Teach occupational, career and technical, or vocational subjects in public or private schools at the middle, intermediate, or junior high level, which falls between elementary and senior high school as defined by applicable laws and regulations. Establish and enforce rules for behavior and procedures for maintaining order among students.
 
Instruct and monitor students in the use and care of equipment and materials to prevent injuries and damage.
 
Instruct students individually and in groups, using various teaching methods, such as lectures, discussions, and demonstrations.
 
Maintain accurate and complete student records as required by laws, district policies, and administrative regulations.
 
Prepare materials and classrooms for class activities.
 
Establish clear objectives for all lessons, units, and projects and communicate those objectives to students.
 
Plan and conduct activities for a balanced program of instruction, demonstration, and work time that provides students with opportunities to observe, question, and investigate.
 
Adapt teaching methods and instructional materials to meet students' varying needs and interests.
 
Prepare, administer, and grade tests and assignments to evaluate students' progress.
 
Enforce all administration policies and rules governing students.
 
Assign and grade class work and homework.
 
Observe and evaluate students' performance, behavior, social development, and physical health.
 
Use computers, audio-visual aids, and other equipment and materials to supplement presentations.
 
Prepare objectives and outlines for courses of study, following curriculum guidelines or requirements of states and schools.
 
Prepare students for later educational experiences by encouraging them to explore learning opportunities and to persevere with challenging tasks.
 
Guide and counsel students with adjustments or academic problems, or special academic interests.
 
Confer with parents or guardians, other teachers, counselors, and administrators to resolve students' behavioral and academic problems.
 
Meet with parents and guardians to discuss their children's progress and to determine priorities for their children and their resource needs.
 
Prepare for assigned classes and show written evidence of preparation upon request of immediate supervisors.
 
Prepare and implement remedial programs for students requiring extra help.
 
Provide disabled students with assistive devices, supportive technology, and assistance accessing facilities such as restrooms.
 
Meet with other professionals to discuss individual students' needs and progress.
 
Select, store, order, issue, and inventory classroom equipment, materials, and supplies.
 
Prepare reports on students and activities as required by administration.
 
Plan and supervise class projects, field trips, visits by guest speakers or other experiential activities, and guide students in learning from those activities.
 
Attend professional meetings, educational conferences, and teacher training workshops to maintain and improve professional competence.
 
Confer with other staff members to plan and schedule lessons promoting learning, following approved curricula.
 
Collaborate with other teachers and administrators in the development, evaluation, and revision of middle school programs.
 
Attend staff meetings and serve on committees, as required.
 
Perform administrative duties such as assisting in school libraries, hall and cafeteria monitoring, and bus loading and unloading.
 
Sponsor extracurricular activities such as clubs, student organizations, and academic contests.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Education
Job Family: Instructor, K-12
Benchmark Title: Vocational Education Teachers, Middle School
 
Important Knowledge Competencies Competency Description
Education and Training Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.
 
English Language Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
 
Psychology Knowledge of human behavior and performance; individual differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; psychological research methods; and the assessment and treatment of behavioral and affective disorders.
 
Computers and Electronics Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
 
Customer and Personal Service Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
 
Clerical Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office procedures and terminology.
 
Administration and Management Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
 
Mathematics Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
 
Communications and Media Knowledge of media production, communication, and dissemination techniques and methods. This includes alternative ways to inform and entertain via written, oral, and visual media.
 
Sociology and Anthropology Knowledge of group behavior and dynamics, societal trends and influences, human migrations, ethnicity, cultures and their history and origins.
 
Public Safety and Security Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Education
Job Family: Instructor, K-12
Benchmark Title: Vocational Education Teachers, Middle School
 
Important Skill Competencies Competency Description
Active Listening Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
 
Instructing Teaching others how to do something.
 
Speaking Talking to others to convey information effectively.
 
Critical Thinking Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
 
Monitoring Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
 
Reading Comprehension Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
 
Social Perceptiveness Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
 
Writing Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
 
Coordination Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
 
Judgment and Decision Making Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
 
Active Learning Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
 
Learning Strategies Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.
 
Service Orientation Actively looking for ways to help people.
 
Complex Problem Solving Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
 
Persuasion Persuading others to change their minds or behavior.
 
Systems Analysis Determining how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect outcomes.
 
Time Management Managing one's own time and the time of others.
 
Negotiation Bringing others together and trying to reconcile differences.
 
Management of Personnel Resources Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, identifying the best people for the job.
 
Operations Analysis Analyzing needs and product requirements to create a design.
 
Systems Evaluation Identifying measures or indicators of system performance and the actions needed to improve or correct performance, relative to the goals of the system.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Education
Job Family: Instructor, K-12
Benchmark Title: Vocational Education Teachers, Middle School
 
Important Ability Competencies Competency Description
Oral Comprehension The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
 
Oral Expression The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
 
Problem Sensitivity The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
 
Speech Recognition The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.
 
Speech Clarity The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.
 
Written Comprehension The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
 
Written Expression The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
 
Deductive Reasoning The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
 
Inductive Reasoning The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
 
Fluency of Ideas The ability to come up with a number of ideas about a topic (the number of ideas is important, not their quality, correctness, or creativity).
 
Originality The ability to come up with unusual or clever ideas about a given topic or situation, or to develop creative ways to solve a problem.
 
Category Flexibility The ability to generate or use different sets of rules for combining or grouping things in different ways.
 
Near Vision The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
 
Information Ordering The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).
 
Selective Attention The ability to concentrate on a task over a period of time without being distracted.
 
Flexibility of Closure The ability to identify or detect a known pattern (a figure, object, word, or sound) that is hidden in other distracting material.
 
Far Vision The ability to see details at a distance.
 
Perceptual Speed The ability to quickly and accurately compare similarities and differences among sets of letters, numbers, objects, pictures, or patterns. The things to be compared may be presented at the same time or one after the other. This ability also includes comparing a presented object with a remembered object.
 
Visualization The ability to imagine how something will look after it is moved around or when its parts are moved or rearranged.
 
Time Sharing The ability to shift back and forth between two or more activities or sources of information (such as speech, sounds, touch, or other sources).
 
Memorization The ability to remember information such as words, numbers, pictures, and procedures.
 
Hearing Sensitivity The ability to detect or tell the differences between sounds that vary in pitch and loudness.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Education
Job Family: Instructor, K-12
Benchmark Title: Vocational Education Teachers, Middle School
 
Prerequisite Qualification Category Education and Experience Level
Required Level of Education Bachelor's Degree
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Education
Job Family: Instructor, K-12
Benchmark Title: Vocational Education Teachers, Middle School
 
Alternate Job Title(s)
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Business Computers Teacher
Business Education Teacher
Business Teacher
Career Based Intervention Coordinator (CBI Coordinator)
Career Discovery Teacher
Career Education Teacher
Career and Technology Education Teacher (CTE Teacher)
Choral Director
Computer Discovery Teacher
Computer Education Teacher
Computer Teacher
Computer Technology Teacher
Family and Consumer Sciences Teacher (FACS Teacher)
General Music Teacher
Health Teacher
Home Economics Teacher
Industrial Arts Teacher
Industrial Technology Teacher
Instructional Technology Teacher
Junior High Teacher
Keyboarding Teacher
Life Skills Teacher
Middle School Teacher
Middle School Vocational Education Teacher
Physical Education Teacher
Special Education Teacher
Teacher
Technical Education Teacher
Technology Education Teacher
Technology Lab Teacher
Technology Teacher
Vocational Teacher
Vocational Technical Education Teacher (VTE Teacher)
Vocational Trainer
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Education
Job Family: Instructor, K-12
Benchmark Title: Vocational Education Teachers, Middle School
 
 
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